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2024

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Top 10 Traffic Violations in Pennsylvania

Data collected by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts shows more than 5.8 million total traffic summary violations were issued in Pennsylvania from 2018 through 2022. That is an average of 3,196 traffic tickets per day, with speeding violations leading the way....

February 16

Pennsylvania Courts’ Cyber Attack Update

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Debra Todd provides the following update on the Pennsylvania Courts’ website denial of service cyber attack:

“Last week, the courts were the target of a significant and serious denial of service attack, orchestrated by a faceless and nameless virtual opponent who was intent on attacking our infrastructure and orchestrating a shutdown of our state judicial system....

February 12

Pennsylvania Courts Announce New Pilot Project Providing Free Legal Representation to Older Adults in Guardianship Cases

The Pennsylvania Courts through its Office of Elder Justice in the Courts (OEJC) today announced a new, grant-funded pilot project with MidPenn Legal Services and the Dauphin County Orphans’ Court to provide free legal representation in all guardianship cases in Dauphin County for adults aged 60 and older. ...

January 25

The Honorable Daniel D. McCaffery Sworn-in as Newest Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Debra Todd today officially welcomed Justice Daniel D. McCaffery as a member of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania following his ceremonial swearing-in ceremony. ...

January 11

Human-trafficking offenses decrease in Pennsylvania

Human-trafficking offenses in Pennsylvania decreased by nearly 41 percent from 2021 to 2022, with 809 offenses charged statewide over the last five years....

January 05

Judge Anne Lazarus Elected President Judge of Pennsylvania Superior Court

By unanimous vote, the judges of the Pennsylvania Superior Court have elected Judge Anne Lazarus to be the new president judge effective January 7, 2024. 

President Judge-Elect Lazarus succeeds President Judge Jack Panella who completes his five-year term on January 6, 2024. Once installed as president judge, each of Pennsylvania’s three appellate courts will be led by women....

January 02